Cameraman

Cameraman

The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff

DVD - 2011
Average Rating:
3
Rate this:
A star-studded documentary about one of the greatest Oscar-winning cinematographers, who captured the beauty of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren in such memorable classics as The African Queen; The Red Shoes; Barefoot Contessa; and Black Narcissus. With a career spanning more than 80 years, the passionate documentary reveals the craft of one of cinema's most indelible image-makers, Jack Cardiff. Includes bonus features.
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Strand Releasing Home Video, c2011
Branch Call Number: DVD 777.092 CAM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Life & work of Jack Cardiff

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Froster Sep 17, 2013

Nice enough little doc, but its only consequence is to make one want to revel in The Archers’ magnificent, baroque vision once again. Cardiff really could have hung up his viewfinder after making the three amazing Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger pictures profiled here. An unintended effect of watching the arc of his career, however, is to witness the demise of the Hollywood studio system. Cardiff went from being a pioneer and visionary within the British studio system, to land in Hollywood to work with another rarity---Hitchcock, a master who also retained his independence, but over here. Unfortunately, the project was a legendary dog—“Under Capricorn”. We then see Cardiff casting his pearls in bloated, desperate 50’s efforts like “The Black Rose”, and “The Vikings” (and worse), and finally, descending to “Rambo”. Ahhh well, a girl’s gotta make a living, and Cardiff seems to take it all in stride. But OH! “The Red Shoes” and AH! “Black Narcissus”. Bless him.

FishbowlB77 Aug 14, 2012

A wonderful tribute to one of the greatest cinematographers in the world.

Glencoe_Mike Nov 10, 2011

Nice documentary about an important old-school filmmaker.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at VIRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top